I worked at Project H.O.M.E. full-time (More than 3 years)
Great work for the city of Philadelphia and the mission is great, to end poverty and homelessness in Philadelphia. Most of the middle management and other regular staff is amazing.
They work you way to hard. if there is a job description, its outdated, and ever-changing. They make you wear many many hats and don't compensate you at a fair rate. probably the worst pay rates in the city of Philadelphia's non profit organizations, yet they run on a 20+million dollar budget
Advice to Management
Keep up with your employees, be more caring of them and the work-life balance. this is overlooked and creates a grudge against management.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Project H.O.M.E. (Philadelphia, PA) in March 2009.
The interview process was great. Met with a good splice of the organization to get a good idea of the work going to be involved, and the work that the organization did. Had 3 interviews and each one was with someone higher in the organization. Everyone was very nice and not intimidating at all. The questions asked were quite standard as they used interview guides given to them by HR. A few questions were a bit personal and may not have been legal, but in this setting it was ok. Be prepared to be interviewing in a non-conventional meeting space in a residential facility with the clients around.
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